PETAA Professional Learning


Pathways to continual professional growth: register and find courses

PETAA provides key Professional Learning opportunities for teachers at every stage of their career evolution. PETAA will liaise with member schools to find the resources, direction and expert support to help you achieve your learning goals.

Online professional learning, follow the links adjacent or in the full list of courses below to register

Australia and Asia: Global Words in the Primary Classroom:

Create a unit if work for your class. This course based on a three-part video presentation by educator, teacher and global citizenship advocate Rod Yule focuses on teaching persuasion texts, multimodal literacy, and reading comprehension strategies in the primary classroom within the context of a global perspective. Open from 13 May until 24 June 2019.

Teaching Knowledge for the Art and Craft of Writing

Teaching students the knowledge and skills for writing English can be creative, engaging and effective. This self paced online workshop will give teachers strategies and resources that can be used immediately in the classroom. The course is divided into two main parts with modules in each. Open from Monday 13 May to Monday 17 June 2019.

Supporting Struggling Readers

This online course is a practical examination of the reading process and demonstrates strategies that support readers to comprehend texts and develop a love of reading. It provides evidence-based strategies that eliminate the stress and anxiety too often experienced by struggling readers, and to motivate disinterested students to engage with reading and writing. July 15 to August 19, 2019

A new way to develop a learning community in your schoolDesigning a professional learning program for your school

The best professional learning journeys start with research. Plan with PETAA expertise. In consultation with your school, PETAA will design and offer a program:

– to suit the needs and priorities of your school
– as an ongoing series of school-based workshops
– for a community of schools
– at open sessions (3-hour to full-day) at various venues.

Get more information about school-based professional learning including PETAA Special Delivery — a new way for primary school executives and leaders
to develop a learning community in your school.


‘I was profoundly inspired by the content and the organisation on the day ... I feel very passionately about the need for teachers to be continually informed of educational research findings and their instructional implications and thought your conference provided an excellent opportunity for this.’ Jessie Ross, Primary School Class Teacher, WA ​

Accredited courses delivering high-quality teacher professional learning for all

Conferences attendees

In order to ensure the teaching community have the expertise, professional knowledge and leadership in English and literacies across the curriculum, PETAA provides high quality, nationally recognised and academically rigorous professional learning which bridges theory, research and classroom practice.

Presented by leading academics, educational consultants and exemplary classroom teachers, PETAA courses cater for all teachers across different contexts and career stages. To cater for an increasingly diverse primary school educational community, PETAA courses are delivered via a range of modes for broad teaching communities or can be tailored for smaller groups and individual school’s learning needs.

Go to our Authors and presenters profiles page to meet (via videos and information) some of the leading academics and education consultants who work closely with PETAA to deliver high-quality publications and professional learning.

PETAA Members receive a 35% discount on Professional Learning (with 50% discount for students), and membership is a requirement for access to our online learning courses. Discover the many other benefits.

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An online workshop for MEMBERS ONLY.
Presented and moderated by JENNIFER ASHA

This short online course presented by Jennifer Asha is designed to provide you with a glimpse of the Australian Curriculum: English related to multimodal texts, to hear some ideas for how to think and talk about multimodal texts, and take part in some suggested literacy teaching and learning activities using multimodal texts.


While the interactive course content is here on the... Details
When: April 1 – May 6, 2019
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An ONLINE workshop for members only, presented and  moderated by Dr ROD CAMPBELL

Teaching students the knowledge and skills for writing English can be creative, engaging and effective. This self paced online workshop will give teachers strategies and resources that can be used immediately in the classroom.The course is divided into two main parts with modules in each.
Part 1: Introduction to English Language and Sentence Grammar
Part 2: Advanced... Details
When: May 13 – June 17, 2019
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PETAA MEMBERS ONLY
Presented by ROD YULE moderated by JENNIFER ASHA
This three-part video presentation by educator, teacher and global citizenship advocate Rod Yule focuses on teaching persuasion texts, multimodal literacy, and reading comprehension strategies in the primary classroom, within the context of a global perspective.
The course provides learning opportunities in relation to:
* Strategies for teaching persuasive texts using multimodal... Details
When: May 13 – June 24, 2019
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Presented by JOANNE ROSSBRIDGE and Dr KATHY RUSHTON.
As a result of the NAPLAN test and the development of a national curriculum, many teachers have recognised the need to learn more about the grammatical features of texts. Familiarity with grammar is essential when using language for a range of purposes and audiences as this knowledge supports appropriate choices. Grammatical knowledge supports students to develop reading and writing in all curriculum areas. Objectives... Details
When: May 27 – September 16, 2019
Where: ST IVES, NSW
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Presented by JOANNE ROSSBRIDGE and Dr KATHY RUSHTON.
As a result of the NAPLAN test and the development of a national curriculum, many teachers have recognised the need to learn more about the grammatical features of texts. Familiarity with grammar is essential when using language for a range of purposes and audiences as this knowledge supports appropriate choices. Grammatical knowledge supports students to develop reading and writing in all curriculum areas. Objectives... Details
When: May 29 – September 18, 2019
Where: CAMMERAY, NSW
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Presented by JENNIFER ASHA
This workshop will focus on some basic skills in functional grammar and how to teach it in the context of quality texts and dialogic pedagogy. The delivery of the course has an emphasis on the application of grammar knowledge to classroom activities and classroom talk. It aims to focus on teacher modeling of metalanguage, helping teachers to adjust adult knowledge of grammatical terms and definitions to classroom appropriate metalanguage use and the ... Details
When: May 29–30, 2019
Where: TOORAK, VIC
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Presented by ROBYN WILD
Perfect for all Kindergarten and Early Childhood teachers- a full day on play, reading and writing in Kindergarten. Participants will hear how the Early Years Learning Framework, in conjunction with the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum, can work together to support young children’s literacy learning and their transition to school.
Session 1.Literacy learning occurs during play as children discover, create, improvise and imagine in an... Details
When: May 30, 2019
Where: PHEGAN'S BAY, NSW
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Contemporary Perspectives on Learning and Instruction in Spelling
presented by Dr TESSA DAFFERN
Emerging research provides evidence that learning to spell does not proceed in linear stages, and that instruction in spelling should involve much more than simply learning through phonics. Evidence on the effects of phonics instruction on spelling achievement indicates that while explicit phonics instruction may be effective for... Details
When: June 3, 2019
Where: ASCOT VALE, VIC
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BUILDING LIFE LONG READERS: PUTTING PLEASURE BACK INTO READING
PRESENTED by HELEN ADAM
In many classrooms today teacher read alouds and independent reading time for children have all but disappeared (ACER, 2011). Furthermore, in some schools children are now told what they are allowed to select themselves from classroom or school libraries with limits being placed according to Lexiles and test results. Teachers cite uncertainty of the value of reading for pleasure,... Details
When: June 4, 2019
Where: MINDARIE, WA
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Presented by JOANNE ROSSBRIDGE and Dr KATHY RUSHTON.
As a result of the NAPLAN test and the development of a national curriculum, many teachers have recognised the need to learn more about the grammatical features of texts. Familiarity with grammar is essential when using language for a range of purposes and audiences as this knowledge supports appropriate choices. Grammatical knowledge supports students to develop reading and writing in all curriculum areas. Objectives... Details
When: June 5 – September 4, 2019
Where: SMITHFIELD, NSW
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AFTER SCHOOL WORKSHOP
Guided Reading as a strategy to target children's comprehension needs
Presented by YVONNE URQUHART
Guided Reading is a small group teaching practice that can be used in addition to Shared and Independent Reading. This professional learning workshop helps teachers to determine the instructional reading level of students and thus to fine-tune the practice of Guided Reading by working with children on texts that are at their instructional... Details
When: June 5, 2019
Where: Victoria Park, WA
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FULL DAY WORKSHOP presented by YVONNE URQUHART
The main purpose or reading is comprehension so as teachers we need to use a range of teaching reading strategies to help children fully achieve this aim: Modelled, Shared, Guided and Independent. This professional workshop will cover all these with a particular emphasis on Guided Reading. Guided Reading is a small group teaching practice that needs to be used in addition to Modelled, Shared and Independent Reading. This... Details
When: June 26, 2019
Where: Karrinyup, WA
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This workshop is a practical examination of the reading process and demonstrates strategies that support readers to comprehend texts and develop a love of reading. It provides evidence-based strategies that eliminate the stress and anxiety too often experienced by struggling readers. The workshop is about motivating disinterested students to engage with reading and writing. It explores how to organize the literacy block so that the needs of all readers are accommodated in the... Details
When: June 27, 2019
Where: FLEMINGTON, VIC
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Presented by Dr KAYE LOWE   This workshop is a practical examination of the reading process and demonstrates strategies that support older readers to comprehend texts and develop a love of reading. It provides evidence-based strategies that eliminate the stress and shame too often experienced by struggling readers. The workshop is about motivating disinterested students to engage with reading and writing. It also examines spelling and strategies to support improvement. Addressing ... Details
When: July 4, 2019
Where: WHALAN, NSW
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Presented and moderated by  Dr KAYE LOWE  Author of FOR THE LOVE OF READING and WRITING THE FUTURE
MEMBERS ONLY ACCESS
This online workshop is a practical examination of the reading process and demonstrates strategies that support readers to comprehend texts and develop a love of reading. It provides evidence-based strategies that eliminate the stress and anxiety too often experienced by struggling readers.
The workshop is about motivating disinterested students ... Details
When: July 15 – August 19, 2019